Lectures on Gravitation

Lectures on Gravitation

By: Ashok Das (author)Hardback

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This book is a compilation of the lectures for a one-semester course on gravitation at the University of Rochester. Starting from a simple description of geometry, the topics are systematically developed to the big bang theory with a simple derivation of the cosmic background temperature. Several informative examples are worked out in detail as well.

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Basics of Geometry and Relativity; Relativistic Dynamics; Principle of General Covariance; Affine Connection and Covariant Derivative; Geodesic Equation; Applications of the Geodesic Equation; Curvature Tensor and Einstein's Equation; Schwarzschild Solution; Tests of General Relativity; Black Holes; Cosmological Models and the Big Bang Theory.

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9789814329378
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9789814329378
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 9814329371

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